Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Distance : 160 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Mooney Bravo, Beechcraft Baron or similar capable of 155 to 175 kias.
Altitude : Clear of Canberra controlled airspace and Nowra Restricted Airspace.
File as : YSCB MHGO YBUY YPFT YMRY UDA YJBY
GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive.
Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan.
Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
FSX / P3D
- ORBX Australia
- ORBX YSCB Canberra Airport
- ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS
- OZX 3.5 AU Scenery
- OZX Libraries 1.2 (required for all OZX scenery)
Canberra is a busy Class C Airport with a wide variety of traffic including Commercial, Military and General Aviation traffic. Aircraft intending to operate VFR in Canberra airspace will need ATC clearance departing and arriving the airport.
Pilots are urged to thoroughly familiarise themselves with Canberra (Enroute Supplement) prior to operating in and around Canberra airport. Pilots should also reference the accompanying VTC (Visual Terminal Chart) or avail themselves with the full PDF version available at the Air Services Australia website for download.
CANBERRA [YSCB] Takeoff
IF ATC Active, DO NOT TAXI until ATIS and clearance has been obtained. Call, identify yourself by call sign and aircraft type and request "VFR DEPARTURE SOUTH VIA MICHELAGO". Expect to receive a cleared departure (runway, turn direction), Altitude, Transponder Code all of which will need to be read back in conjunction with your parked location at the aiport, presumably the GA apron. A departure frequency may also be provided under some circumstances.
Once the transponder code is input a call can be placed to request taxi. Advise receipt of ATIS "RECEIVED CANBERRA INFORMATION [ATIS IDENTIFIER]" when making the request.
elev : 1886
rwy : 12/30 17/35 asphalt
CTAF : 118.70
NDB : CB CANBERRA 263.0
VOR/DME : CB CANBERRA 116.70
MICHELAGO [MHGO] Overfly - H-171° D-25
BUNYAN [YBUY] T&G - H-170° D-25
(Scenery not depicted in P3D)
elev : 2583
rwy : 12/30 16L/34R 10/28 16R/34L grass
CTAF : 122.80
COOMA POLO FLAT [YPFT] T&G - H-161° D-6
elev : 2701
rwy : 18/36 asphalt
CTAF : 118.10
MORUYA [YMRY] T&G - H-055° D-52
elev : 17
rwy : 18/36 asphalt
rwy : 04/22 bitumen
CTAF : 126.70
ULLADULLA [UDA] Overfly - H-015° D-36
CAUTION Remain clear of Nowra Restricted airspace R421A
JERVIS BAY [YJBY] Land - Navigate to remain clear R421A D-17
elev : 200
rwy : 08/26 15/33 asphalt
CTAF : 118.85
Adapted Canberra VTC